Medtronic India launches Mazor X Robot for Spinal Surgeries

Mazor X Stealth Edition Will Enable Doctors to Plan Their Surgery, Provide Assistance to Execute the Plan Precisely and Visualize the Progress in Real-Time

India Medtronic Private Limited, wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc announced the launch of the Mazor X Stealth Edition™ that offers a fully-integrated procedural solution for surgical planning, workflow, execution and confirmation of spine surgeries. Surgeons at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, have successfully performed the first minimally invasive spine surgery in India using the Mazor X Stealth Edition Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery System. The first patient was treated at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi.

“Minimally-invasive spinal procedures with their smaller incisions can pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the patient’s anatomy. The combination of robotics and navigation provides an opportunity for not only procedural benefits but also the potential for clinical efficiency and improvement in patient outcomes,” said Dr. H.S. Chhabra, medical director, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi. “We can now perform the same spinal surgery with precision with the ability to confirm through navigation that the implant is going in the location as it was intended to.”

The global surgical robotics market has a vast potential. In India, with a rapidly growing senior population, the spine surgery rate is expected to rise. The Surgical Robotics Market in India is predicted to witness a remarkable increase from US$129.9 million in 2016 to US$372.5 million in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 19.2%.

Co-developed between Medtronic and the recently acquired Mazor Robotics, the Mazor X Stealth Edition seamlessly incorporates Stealth™ software technology into the Mazor X™robotic-assisted surgery platform. It is a revolutionary new technology that uses cutting-edge software to plan the surgical procedure, then uses a robotic arm to guide implants and instruments through the steps of the surgical process with precision, while simultaneously using real-time imaging feedback to ensure the plan is being carried out as desired.

The Mazor X Stealth Edition operates on three principals: first, the surgeon can plan and visualize the surgery beforehand to study multiple levels and the entire process; second, the robotic guidance system will be an extension of the doctor during the process and is intended to enable execution with precision; and third, the doctor can visualize progress in real-time.

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